PERS-Related Legislation

PERS tracks related legislation on this page during each session of the Mississippi Legislature. You may also use the tool at the right to view PERS-related legislation from past years.

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How a Bill Becomes a Law

PERS law can be found in Miss. Code Ann. § 25-11 (1972, as amended)​

Legislation Archive

This is an archive of recent PERS Legislative Summaries. Use the following drop-box menu to locate and view a PDF summary of PERS-related legislation for the selected year. The PDF summary will open in a new browser tab.


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Pending - 2022 Legislative Session ​

No current pending legislation.

Passed - 2022 Legislative Session

HB 252​ - Oliver​

PERS; increase maximum percentage of investments of system that are in certain types of investments.​

 Affects PERS

  • 1/04 (H) Referred to Appropriations

  • 1/25 (H) Title Suff Do Pass

  • ​2/02 (H) Passed

  • 2/03 (H) Transmitted to Senate

  • 2/17 (S) Referred to Finance

  • 2/24 (S) Title Suff Do Pass

  • 3/08 (S) Passed

  • 3/09 (S) Returned for Enrolling

  • 3/10 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed

  • 3/11 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed

  • 3/11 Due from Governor 3/17

  • 3/17 Approved by Governor


 Appropriation; Public Employees' Retirement System.​

 Affects PERS

  • 2/14 (H) Referred to Appropriations

  • 2/5 (H) Title Suff Do Pass

  • 2/17 (H) Passed

  • 2/18 (H) Transmitted to Senate

  • 2/23 (S) Referred to Appropriations

  • 3/14 (S) Title Suff Do Pass as Amended

  • 3/15 (S) Amended

  • 3/15 (S) Passed as Amended

  • 3/16 (S) Returned for Concurrence

  • 3/17 (H) Decline to Concur/Invite Conf

  • 3/22 (H) Conferees Named Read, Oliver, Huddleston

  • 3/22 (S) Conferees Named Hopson, Polk, Williams

  • 3/26 (S) Conference Report Filed

  • 3/26 (H) Conference Report Filed

  • 3/27 (S) Recommitted for further Conf

  • 3/27 (H) Recommitted for further Conf

  • 3/29 Suspend from Deadlines by HC 89

  • 4/01 (S) Conference Report Filed

  • 4/01 (H) Conference Report Filed

  • 4/04 (S) Conference Report Adopted

  • 4/04 (H) Conference Report Adopted

  • 4/06 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed

  • 4/18 Approved by Governor


HB 1691 - Busby​

Committee substitute includes language that would allow the purchase of service credit in PERS for service rendered as an employee with a private employer.​

 Affects PERS

  • 2/22 (H) Referred to Ways and Means

  • 2/22 (H) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub

  • 2/23 (H) Committee Substitute Adopted

  • 2/23 (H) Passed

  • 2/24 (H) Transmitted to Senate

  • 2/25 (S) Referred to Finance

  • 3/14 (S) Title Suff do Pass as Amended

  • 3/15 (S) Amended

  • 3/15 (S) Passed as Amended

  • 3/16 (S) Returned for Concurrence

  • 3/17 (H) Decline to Concur/Invite Conf

  • 3/22 (H) Conferees Named Lamar, Steverson, Massengill

  • 3/24 (S) Conferees Named Harkins, Sparks, Fillingane

  • 3/36 (H) Conference Report Filed

  • 3/26 (S) Conference Report Filed

  • 3/27 (S) Conference Report Adopted

  • 3/28 (H) Conference Report Adopted

  • 3/30 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed

  • 3/30 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed

  • 4/14 Approved by Governor

HC 77 - McLean​

Russian invasion of Ukraine; condemn.​

 Affects PERS

  • 3/16 (H) Referred to Rules

  • 3/16 (H) Title Suff Do Be Adopted

  • 3/16 (H) Adopted

  • 3/16 (H) Immediate Release

  • 3/16 (H) Trasmitted to Senate

  • 3/18 (S) Referred to Rules

  • 3/30 (S) Title Suff Do Be Adopted

  • 3/31 (S) Adopted

  • 4/01 (S) Returned for Enrolling

  • 4/04 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed

  • 4/04 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed


SCR 563 - Kirby

Condemn the invasion of Ukraine and sever all connections with the Russian Federation.​

 Affects PERS

  • 3/02 (S) Referred to Rules

  • 3/15 (S) Title Suff Do Be Adopted

  • 3/16 (S)  Adopted as Amended

  • 3/17 (H) Referred to Rules

  • 3/22 (H) Title Suff Do Be Adopted

  • 3/24 (H) Adopted

  • 3/24 (H) Immediate Release

  • 3/24 (H) Returned for Enrolling

  • 3/24 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed

  • 3/24 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed


Dead - 2022 Legislative Session

HB 15 - Rushing​

Retirement; PERS members convicted of job-related felonies shall be terminated from system.​

 Affects PERS

  • 1/04 (H) Referred to Appropriations

  • 2/01 (H) Died in Committee


​HB 18 - Rushing​

Retirement; create separate system for state and local law enforcement officers.​

 Affects PERS

  • 1/04 (H) Referred to Appropriations

  • 2/01 (H) Died in Committee


HB 99​ - Clark​

PERS; allow retirees to teach in critical needs areas and work full time and receive full salary for three years.

 Affects PERS

  • 1/04 (H) Referred to Appropriations

  • 2/01 (H) Died in Committee



HB 250 - Denton​

Retirement; elected officials convicted of certain felonies shall have benefits suspended until full restitution has been made.

 Affects PERS

  • 1/04 (H) Referred to Appropriations

  • 2/10 (H) Died in Committee

HB 251​ - Denton

Retirement; elected officials convicted of certain felonies shall have benefits withheld until full restitution has been paid.

 Affects PERS

  • 1/04 (H) Referred to Appropriations

  • 2/01 (H) Died in Committee



HB 324​​ - Hines​

Malicious prosecution; require officials or employees involved to pay all costs associated with.

 Affects PERS

  • 1/04 (H) Referred to Judiciary B

  • 2/01 (H) Died in Committee



HB 455​ - Newman​

Retirement; create separate system for state and local law enforcement officers and firefighters.

 Affects PERS

  • 1/05 (H) Referred to Appropriations

  • 2/01 (H) Died in Committee


HB 510​ - Boyd​

PERS; retiree may not receive retirement allowance while under contract with state agency as consultant or advisor.

 Affects PERS

  • 1/06 (H) Referred to Appropriations​

  • 2/01 (H) Died in Committee


HB 742 - Darnell

School districts; authorize certain districts to employ retired teachers while they continue to draw retirement allowance.​

Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (H) Referred to Education; Appropriations​

  • 2/01 (H) Died in Committee


HB 783​ - Young

Public employees; exempt from bad check fees caused by error in direct deposit made by their employer or retirement system.​

Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (H) Referred to Banking and Financial Services

  • 2/01 (H) Died in Committee


Retirement; allow PERS retirees to serve in Legislature in same manner as for elected county or municipal offices.

Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (H) Referred to Appropriations​

  • 2/01 (H) Died in Committee



HB 1014 - Miles

PERS; allow retirees to be employed as teachers and work full-time and receive full salary for two years.

Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (H) Referred To Appropriations

  • 2/01 (H) Died In Committee​


HB 1022 - Newman

PERS; certain law enforcement officers and firefighters shall receive one year of creditable service for every five years of service.

Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (H) Referred To Appropriations

  • 2/01 (H) Died In Committee


HB 1023Newman

PERS; law enforcement officers and firefighters will vest after 4 years of membership regardless of the date they became members.

Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (H) Referred To Appropriations

  • 2/01 (H) Died In Committee


HB 1024 - Shanks

PERS; all members of will vest after 4 years of membership regardless of the date they became members.

Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (H) Referred To Appropriations

  • 2/01 (H) Died In Committee


HB 1121 - Busby

PERS; retired schoolteachers may be employed as teachers in public school districts and receive retirement allowance and salary.

Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (H) Referred To Appropriations

  • 2/01 (H) Died In Committee


HB 1253 - Haney

Retirement; persons convicted of certain felonies shall forfeit benefits from PERS, SLRP and MHSPRS.

Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (H) Referred To Appropriations

  • 2/01 (H) Died In Committee


HB 1279 - Banks

Legislature; allow certain retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of.

Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (H) Referred To Appropriations

  • 2/01 (H) Died In Committee


HB 1290Banks

Retirement; county board attorneys and city attorneys shall be members of PERS regardless of hours/week worked.

Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (H) Referred To Appropriations

  • 2/01 (H) Died In Committee


HB 1295Banks

Legislature; allowed retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of.

Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (H) Referred To Appropriations

  • 2/01 (H) Died In Committee


HB 1362 - Williamson

Local and private laws that implement a tourism tax; authorize tax proceeds to be used for water, sewer, first responders retirement fund.

Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (H) Referred To Local and Private Legislation; Appropriations

  • 2/01 (H) Died In Committee


HB 1410 - Evans

Legislature; allow retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of.

Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (H) Referred To Appropriations

  • 2/01 (H) Died In Committee


HC 39​ - Gunn

Constitution; amend to provide that people have the right to propose new statutes and to amend or repeal existing statutes.​

 Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (H) Referred to Consitution

  • 1/31 (H) Title Suff Do Be Adopted

  • 2/08 (H) Adopted

  • 2/08 (H) Motion to Reconsider Entered (McCray, Shanks, Hobgood-Wilkes)

  • 2/09 (H) Motion to Reconsider Tabled

  • 2/09 (H) Trasmitted to Senate

  • 2/17 (S) Referred to Accountability, Effiiciency, Transparency

  • 3/01 (S) Title Suff Adopted as Amended

  • 2/08 (S) Amended

  • 3/08 (S) Adopted as Amended

  • 3/09 (S) Returned for Concurrence

  • 3/14 (H) Decline to Concur/Invite Conf

  • 3/25 (H) Conferees Named Shanks, Bain, Wright

  • 3/25 (S) Conferees Named Polk, Thompson, Blackwell

  • 3/25 (H) Conferees Named Shanks, Bain, McLean

  • 3/28 (H) Died in Conference


SB 2475​ - McLendon

Transportation commissioners; revise mandatory compensation language to make discretionary with commissioner.

Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (H) Referred To Highways and Transportation;Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency​

  • 2/01 (H) Died In Committee


SB 2058 - Younger​

PERS; allow water authorities and MS Rural Water Association to join.​

 Affects PERS

  • 1/06 (S) Referred to Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency​

  • 2/01 (S) Died in Committee



SB 2195 - Jackson

PERS; reduce vesting period for retirement benefits from eight years to four years.

Affects PERS

  • 1/13 (S) Referred to Finance

  • 2/01 (S) Died in Committee


SB 2360 - Butler

Retired teachers; allow to draw retirement benefits and be reemployed as teachers if having 30 years of creditable service.

Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (S) Referred to Education; Finance

  • 2/01 (S) Died in Committee


SB 2382 - Norwood

Legislature; allow PERS retirees to receive retirement allowance while serving as a member of.

Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (S) Referred to Finance

  • 2/01 (S) Died in Committee



Unused leave accumulated by teacher who transfers to another school district; allow to be credited.

Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (S) Referred to Education

  • 1/31 (S) Title Suff Do Pass

  • 2/03 (S) Passed

  • 2/07 (S) Transmitted to House

  • 2/08 (H) Referred to Education

  • 2/24 (H) Title Suff Do Pass as Admended

  • 3/09 (H) Died on Calendar



SB 2460 - Wiggins

Mississippi Domestic Law Task Force; reconstitute.

Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (S) Referred to Judiciary, Division A

  • 1/25 (S) Title Suff Do Pass

  • 2/02 (S) Passed

  • 2/03 (S) Transmitted to House

  • 2/03 (H) Referred to Judiciary A

  • 3/1 (H) Died in Committee​


SB 2762 - DeLano

PERS; give first responders four-year vesting period, regardless of when they joined the system.

Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (S) Referred to Finance

  • 2/01 (S) Died in Committee


SB 2774 - Wiggins

First Responder Appreciation and Recruitment Act; create.

Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (S) Referred to Finance

  • 2/01 (S) Died in Committee


SB 2816 - McDaniel

Personal and medical leave; law enforcement and firefighters can buy back after work related injury.

Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (S) Referred to Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency

  • 2/01 (S) Died in Committee


SB 2839 - Harkins

PERS; increase total book value limit for certain investments from 10 percent to 20 percent of total book value of all investments.​

 Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (S) Referred to Finance

  • 1/27 (S) Title Suff Do Pass

  • 2/07 (S) Passed

  • 2/08 (S) Transmitted to House

  • 2/09 (H) Referred to Appropriations

  • 2/24 (H) Title Suff Do Pass as Amended

  • 3/08 (H) Read the Third Time 

  • 3/09 (H) Died on Calendar


SB 2823​ - DeLano

First Responders Retirement Incentive; create.

Affects PERS

  • 1/17 (S) Referred to Finance

  • 2/01 (S) Died in Committee​